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"If the situation in Iraq is not well treated, it will be disastrous for the whole world. Terrorism does not know a single religion, or confession, or a single border. They carry their rotten ideas everywhere. They carry bad ideas instead of flowers. Al-Qaida is a dirty wind that wants to spread worldwide." Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in asking for new U.S. aid to beat back a bloody insurgency in his country.

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"If it isn't a problem, it should be allowed." Ketan Patel, 24, as the Federal Aviation Administration relaxed guidelines on the use of electronic devices aboard aircraft.

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"Maybe (Google) Glass is more a solution to the cellphone problem than a problem." Cecilia Abadie, who was pulled over for speeding in San Diego and issued a citation for wearing the Internet-connected eyeglasses.